The annual San Joaquin Net Picnic was held at Roeding Park in Fresno on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This year the picnic was asgain located at the Pine Gove Shelter at the northeast corner of the park. Approximately 20 hams were in attendance this year.

Thanks to Sarah WD6FUF, Bill WB6FEH, AD6X Rich (our "official photographer") and Myron WA6BLB for supplying these pictures.

AD6F, Rich - Our official "candid" photographer

The 2019 San Joaquin Net Picnic was held on Saturday,  May 4th at Roeding Park in Fresno at the Pine Grove Shelter. Set up began shortly after 9:00 and people started trickling in after that.  As usual, there was a great spread of salads and desserts to accompany the entrees and the perfectly grilled hot dogs by Jim -  AA6F!


   Roger Corum, WD6CNV

                SK 2/3/19

Name tagging courtesy of WA6BLB


Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel, WB6FOA

2019 Annual SJHF Picnic - Roeding Park Fresno - May 4th

           2018 Annual Picnic

George Stevans, K6SNA

           SK 8/6/19

San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918 khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time

Remembering Our Silent Keys of 2019

3/9/2020 Blanket Check-in History -   Net manager, Jim AA6F, has put together an interesting chart showing the number of blanket check-ins over the last several years. Thanks Jim for this very interesting report!


3/5/2020 - Roland H. Dinsmoor, N6JQL  SK

Thanks to Joe KA6VED for submitting this information:
Roland "Ron" Dinsmoor of Salem, Oregon, age 93, died of age-related causes on February 5, 2020. Born Sept 8, 1926, in Pasadena, California, Ron lived in Tulare County for 61 years before moving to Oregon for health reasons and to be closer to family. He retired from Southern California Edison Co. in 1983, having served as an accounting and budget office manager for almost 38 years. Mr. Dinsmoor married the former Dorothy Jean Sloan in 1945, with whom he had two children. After their divorce, he married Lola McKellips in Visalia in 1960. They enjoyed living in Tulare County until she passed in 2008. He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a member, Deacon, Elder and Treasurer of the Exeter First Presbyterian Church, until 2015. He was a member of the Visalia Mineral King Masonic Lodge No. 720, where he served in many capacities, including as the Worshipful Master in 1970. Ron was a member and first vice-commander of the Exeter American Legion Post #94, and was a licensed Amateur Radio Operator who enjoyed talking to other HAM Radio Operators all over the World, having "worked" 314 countries. His call sign was N6JQL. Ron joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before moving from Exeter in 2015. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Blanchard of Salem, Oregon, a son, Paul Dinsmoor of Campbell, California, and two step-sons, Richard Campbell, of Tulare and Robert Campbell of Clovis. He had twelve grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren. Ron and Lola enjoyed boating, fishing, rock hunting and traveling in their motor home for many years, covering much of the western United States. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 on March 13, 2020, at Exeter Cemetery. A Memorial Service was held previously in Oregon. Condolences may be sent to the family at Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel. Published in Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta from Feb. 24 to Mar. 7, 2020

1/12/2020 - Net Manager, Jim AA6F, has received confirmation from Fresno Regional Parks that the Pine Grove Shelter tables 1 and 2 are reserved for our annual picnic at Roeding Park on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  This is the same location as last year. Mark your calendars!

11/17/19 Net Manager Jim, AA6F Announces New Feature- Net Manager, AA6F Jim is providing a new service where he has marked up the calendar to show the past blanket check-in dates. On the current calendar shown on the calendar page,  days shaded in gray will indicate that a blanket check-in was called. The calendar in Resources will remain unchanged. Jim will send an updated calendar each Saturday after the net and Myron WA6BLB will post it to the webpage either on Saturday night or Sunday.

     Jim also provided an explanation of the effect of a blanket check-in on how the Merit System is calculated. He states, "When a blanket check-in is called by the net control operator all net members on the roll call receive zero points toward their position on the next month’s roll call. This applies to any stations that may have been acknowledged by the net control operator before the blanket check-in was called."

Joe Mizutani, WB6KCE

      SK 2/8/19

Photos courtesy of AD6X, Rich

​Celebrating 60 years of service!

Net Manager:                        Jim Wintemute AA6F

Net Secretary:                      Ken Martzen W6WMD

Assistant Net Secretary:   Jeff Lillard  AD6RH

​Web Master:                         Myron Sheklian WA6BLB

                            San Joaquin Net News:



Photo courtesy of Bill, WB6FEH

 Harry L. "Bud" Odgers, WA6OVE

Bob Perry, K6GDI

        SK 2/14/19

Back Row: Jack WY6B, Glenita KB6PKN, Rich AD6X, Ken W6WMD, Jim AA6F, Jim WA6KKD, Myron WA6BLB, Sarah WD6FUF,

Robert K6LYI, Larry AD6W, Bill WB6FEH 

​Front Row: Shirley  KD6DJD, Cathy KJ6EM, Bob K6RMW, Bob K6GDI, Mike WB6VGL, Roger WD6CNV 

​Not Pictured But Attending: Chuck W6DPD

                                                                            San Joaquin Net History

                                                        The San Joaquin net was formed April 28, 1959, by                                                               K6EJT Bill with a group of amateur radio operators                                                             that included:
                                                        Al K6RPL, Roger K6HEZ, Alex W6BWM, Fred WA6AFW,                                                         Joe W6YQK, Jim K6ZFM, Floyd W6MJS, Verne K6EBO,                                                             John W6QRB, Sam K6OBG, Charlie K6SWW and Mike                                                           WA6OLG.
They met on 3.915 Kc every night but Sundays and holidays.
Members gave a weather report from their area.
The net increased in members, and changed the name to The San
Joaquin Net.  The net has grown to a membership of over seventy
members with Q T H's throughout California.

                                                                                  The history of the San Joaquin Net was
                                            Compiled by Edith L. "Salley"  Nikkel  WB6FOA  of Pleasant Hill and copied
                                                                          by Harry L.  "Bud" Odgers WA6OVE of El Portal
                                                                                                         April, 1991